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When did passengers first start traveling by airplane?
Early Air Travel Very early flights for passengers were usually for pleasure rather than travel. It was such a novelty! As far as I know, the first scheduled flights for the public began to operate in about 1912, but only over short distances. Anything much more than 30 miles or so was rare at that stage. Austria claims to have been the first country to have had regular scheduled long-distance air services. Apparently they started to operate early in 1918 on the route Vienna - Krakow (now in Poland) - Lviv (now in the Ukraine). In 1918 these places were all in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Unfortunately, I don't have the mileage, but the distances would have run to some hundreds of miles. NOTE. Please check this, as it seems very early for the kind of distances. In the early days, flights seldom operated every day of the week and air travel was very expensive. Some years years ago I saw a replay of a film made in 1938 (so on eve of WW2) by British Imperial Airways of a flight from London to Bombay (now Mumbai) and Delhi, both then in British India. From what I remember the journey took three days. The passengers spent each night on the ground at a hotel and all dressed up terribly elegantly for dinner. :)
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The DC-3 remained the primary commercial carrier until the introduction of the Boeing 707 in 1958, and the 707 ruled the airways for the next 20 years. …Answer While the DC-3 was certainly very popular due to the large number built during the war, the DC-7, DC-7, Lockheed Constellation, and the Lockheed Electra were the "state of the art" prop and turbo-prop aircraft just prior to the advent of the pure jet transport.
Usually around 600 MPH
The first president to fly in an airplane while in office was Calvin Coolidge in 1933. ? ?The first ex-president to fly in an airplane was Theodore Roosevelt, who flew as a pa…ssenger in a 4-minute flight in one of the early Wright biplanes on October 11, 1910, a year after he had left office. Theodore Roosevelt rode on a very short flight with the Wright brothers. The first sitting US president to fly in an air plane was Franklin Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt flew in a plane soon after he left office, so you can say he was the first ex-president who flew in an airplane. You can find reports that Calvin Coolidge took a plane ride while he was in office, but these reports can not be verified.
From 28,000 to 33,000 feet.
One. Wilbur Wright.
Although the Wright brothers built the first motorized heavier-than-air machine in 1903 It was Sikorsky (of later helicopter fame) who in 1913 was the first to design and …build the first airplane specifically designed for passenger travel, the Ylia Muromets, also known as the Sikorsky S-22. It could take 16 passengers, had electric heating and an on-board toilet. The US came later: the first paying passenger is recorded to have flown in 1914. This was however not on a 'passenger plane' but on a two-seater Benoist XIV.
which first Indian lady travel by aeroplane
This is not known for sure. From the late 1890's many men made aircraft that flew for short distances at very low height.
The first passenger plane was flown on Febrauary 8, 1919 from Paris to London. A person called Henry Farman was the pilot. The jouney took six hours. Fokker introduced commer…cial planes in the Netherlands in the early twenties. it is thus said that KLM ( established l9l9) is the oldes surviving airline , as opposed to lines that have gone out of business. One of the earliest commercial transports, of which a number survive in flying order!- is the Ford Tri-motor which was built in various forms between l926-35 or so.-and these were used much later. the Ford Tri-Motor was nicknamed the Tin Goose from the corrugated sheet metal body and wing construction- used also on French Mail trucks!
The first airplane was used for travel in the year 1921
During the first decade of the last century.
35 miles an hour
Bell X-1 named, "Glamorous Glennis".
I believe that would have been the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in 1947
In the early 1950's in the British De Havilland Comet.